An Encyclopedia of Language

Edited by N.E. Collinge

© 2002 – Routledge

1,032 pages

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About the Book

* Examines how language works, accounting for its nature, its use, its study and its history

* Two comprehensive indexes of Topics and Technical Terms, and Names

* Carefully illustrated to explain key points in the text

`This rich repository of information on all aspects of language is a must for all libraries in higher education, schools and larger public libraries.' - Library Review

`Each article has an excellent bibliography. In addition, there are comprehensive indexes of topics and technical terms and names. Highly recommended for all college and general public libraries.' - Choice

`This important book is in many ways a state-of-the -art survey of current conceptions of, and approaches to, language, with generous references to more detailed sources. Each chapter has a good bibliography.' - Language International

`A comprehensive guide … with very thorough bibliographies … Collinge's Encyclopedia is recommended to academic libraries.' - Reference Reviews

`The bibliographies are an invaluable aid … the editor is to be congratulated for having done an excellent job … there are virtually no areas of language and linguistics that do not get a look in somewhere, and there is good signposting in the text itself.' - Nigel Vincent, Times Higher Education Supplement

Reviews

`The bibliographies are an invaluable aid … the editor is to be congratulated for having done an excellent job … there are virtually no areas of language and linguistics that do not get a look in somewhere, and there is good signposting in the text itself.' - Nigel Vincent, Times Higher Education Supplement

`This rich repository of information on all aspects of language is a must for all libraries in higher education, schools and larger public libraries.' - Library Review

`Required reading … of outstanding utility to the university student.' - Professor John Honey, Kumamoto University

`A comprehensive guide … with very thorough bibliographies … Collinge's Encyclopedia is recommended to academic libraries.' - Reference Reviews

`The sequencing of the chapters, the informative chapter headings, and the excellent indexes, all contribute to its cohesion. This important book is in many ways a state-of-the -art survey of current conceptions of, and approaches to, language, with generous references to more detailed sources. Each chapter has a good bibliography.' - Language International

`Each article has an excellent bibliography. In addition, there are comprehensive indexes of topics and technical terms and names. Highly recommended for all college and general public libraries.' - Choice

`This Encyclopaedia's thoroughness and breadth of coverage is impressive.' - Lingua

`All academic libraries should stock a copy.' - English Today

`It is clear that Collinge has carefully edited a volume where interdisciplinary knowledge about language is presented formally, yet elegantly. This text should have a wide readership: linguists will find in it pleasant echoes of their thoughts and those of their colleagues; students of language will find it interesting and comprehensive; and the general public will find in it many answers to questions they may, or may not, have asked.' - Ivan Dihoff, The Modern Language Journal

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General